Pick to Light was originally developed to simplify order picking in large warehouses or mail-order firms. The terms “Pick by Light” or “Pick 2 Light” were also used at the same time.
Basically, it is an instruction system for error-free packaging and order picking which is now being used more and more in installation processes in order to ensure error-free assembly of machines or machine parts.
The basis for every Pick to Light system is a display above the material to be removed and an confirmation function after the material has been removed.
Today this basic unit is developing further to a sensor system – the display mounted above the material is at the same time a sensor which, when triggered, initiates the next process step or in case of an error stops the process and/or sends a signal.
There are many variants of Pick 2 Light modules on the market. Due to the complexity which results from individual production needs (in-house processes, self-made solutions, different workstation organisation), finding a suitable solution easily has not been possible until recently.
But now there is SETAGO – the innovative Pick to Light solution!